posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 05:51 PM
All I know is I spent my entire childhood, teenage years, and a good portion of my adult life watching my parents work their asses off and get
nowhere. They are 2 of the hardest working people I know. I watched my dad drag his ass to a labor job he hated every morning in excruciating back
pain due to degenerative disc disorder and proceed to work 8-15 hours so we could keep the bank from taking our house. I watched my mom work THREE
jobs when Dad was out of work to do the same. Currently, my father is suffering from cancer and undergoing treatment. He is in his late 60's now and
he is pretty much unable to work both due to age and illness. My mother subsequently put it upon herself to work extra hours at her job to cover their
mortgage and works 12 hour days, 6 days a week. If I were to define an example of hard working people, they would be it.
My father has been working since he was 12, and my mother since she was 13. Dad is now 67 and mom is 60, and there is no end in sight for them, as I
don't earn enough money to help them, and they never earned enough to save for retirement. They are currently on year 23 of their mortgage, and still
owe $60,000 on it (for a house they originally purchased for $90,000). 18 years of their lives were basically spent paying interest to the banks, and
if you crunch the numbers they've already paid for the house 3 times over, yet it still does not belong to them outright.
Do I think there are hard working rich people out there? Sure. I've even met and worked for some. Do I believe the lie that all rich people earned
their fortunes through hard work? Not for a minute. Nor do I believe the lie that those who struggle financially do not work hard enough.
You know who doesn't
work very hard? Banks. I remember when the bank used to pay ME interest to have my money in one of their accounts. Now I
pay them, whether I have money or not. They extract every fee they can from everyone and have their grubby pig hooves in the trough with the same
people who are nickle and diming the #&!$ out of us in every other facet of our daily lives (from telecommunications companies to utility companies to
No, I've seen it first hand. Hard work doesn't always pay off. Being a crook legally sure does, though. Just ask the politicians and the
edit on 25-2-2014 by DeadSeraph because: (no reason given)